Boy Scout Harrison Kenichiro Jung has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts, from the San Gabriel Valley Council, Troop 355 of San Marino. His Eagle Scout project involved giving back to his community and Pasadena Buddhist Church, which was part of his life since he was six years old.
For his Eagle Scout project, Jung repaired the church’s back parking lot by cleaning out potholes, applying asphalt sealant, and repainting the parking lot lines.
Alan Hatakeyama, Pasadena Buddhist Church maintenance director, praised the work that Jung and the volunteers he recruited did to fix the parking lot.
“Thank you for the great job you, your troop members, Bruin teammates, family, and friends did on the upper west parking lot and back driveway,” said Hatakeyama.
His project took over 400 hours and over 40 volunteers, and he raised over $3,000. He chose his project because he wanted to help PBC, where he has played in the gym as an active member of the CYC Pasadena Bruins.
Jung, the son of Curtis Jung and Lynn Hatashita-Jung, was also recently honored by the Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute as the recipient of the Amy Utsunomiya Memorial Award for outstanding community service.
Jung is a junior at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, and is a member of this year’s CIF Championship basketball team (first championship in the history of the school) under Coach Garrett Ohara.